The Bach Society of Dayton is dedicated to performing and promoting appreciation of choral masterworks from early music—including J.S. Bach—to new music, and to nurturing the next generation of choral singers. The 60-voice chorus, under the direction of Music Director John Neely, performs with soloists and orchestra and frequently collaborates on inventive programs with leading performing arts organizations in the Miami Valley.
The Centerville Community Chorus is an all-volunteer chorus co-sponsored by the City of Centerville and the Centerville Arts Commission. The Chorus consists of singers who represent a wide range of vocations and ages and perform at a variety of venues throughout the community.
The Dayton Gay Men’s Chorus sings to inspire, encourage, and sustain excellence in the choral arts and to achieve a gay-affirming presence in the greater Miami Valley. DGMC is continually reaching for excellence in choral music, offering a broad repertoire in a variety of accessible venues while educating the community at large about the value of diversity.
Dayton Opera, part of the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance, was founded in 1960 and is the region’s only professional opera company. Annually, it produces three fully staged opera productions and one Season Opening Spectacular concert presentation, as well as educational programs.
The Kettering Children’s Choir is a choral organization whose mission is to educate talented young singers and build an appreciation for musical excellence. The Choir’s vision is to be known throughout Ohio as a premier vocal ensemble and choral school with structured musical training, as well as high quality standards of artistic performance and music appreciation.
The Miami Valley Music Men, a chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, is a men’s barbershop chorus that has been in the Dayton area since 1950. Barbershop music is characterized by four-part a cappella harmony and the distinct barbershop seventh (ringing) chord. The MVMM perform at a wide variety of community venues throughout the region each year.
Musica is Dayton’s Chamber Choir, bringing vocal excellence to the Dayton Region since 1990. Under the baton of Artistic Director Dr. Erik Zinter, Musica offers a wide variety of music—from baroque to Broadway, classics to spirituals, madrigals to vocal jazz.
The World House Choir is a diverse, multicultural, mixed-voice choir whose repertoire is drawn from different traditions, including world music, spirituals, gospel, folk, and peace and justice. The Yellow Springs–based group encompasses 100+ singers under the direction of Dr. Catherine Roma.